Patents by Inventor Peter Gregory Davis

Peter Gregory Davis has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20140250143
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of tools and techniques for performing contextual searches using text determined based on digital-ink data. According to one exemplary technique, digital-ink data is received at a computing device and text is determined based on the digital-ink data. Additionally, by an application of the computing device, a contextual search is performed using the text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Lynn Dai, Daniel J. Hwang, Zafeiria Anagnostopoulou, Benjamin Westbrook, Peter Gregory Davis, Sharath Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 8704783
    Abstract: The described embodiments allow for the selection of content in a touch screen display. The method includes detecting a single tap on a word of text in a text editing field in a touch screen, and responsive to the single tap selecting the word of text in whole. In another embodiment additional content can be selected. Contact with selected content displayed in a touch screen can be detected. The contact with the touch screen can be detected moving in a direction along the selected content. Additional content is selected by selecting a word of text adjacent to the selected content being contacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Shawna Julie Davis, Peter G. Chin, Tirthankar Sengupta, Priyanka Singhal, Benjamin F. Carter, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Publication number: 20130281836
    Abstract: A catheter used for treatment of complex vasculature, such as a bifurcated aneurysm, is provided with an inflatable balloon at a distal portion thereof. The shape, location and material of the inflatable balloon are selected such that when inflated, the balloon conforms to the shape of the complex vasculature, or at least a portion thereof, without appreciably deforming the vessel walls. In this manner, the balloon can be used to control flow in the vasculature, for example occluding a selected branch of the vasculature during introduction of material in order concentrate the material and minimize its disbursement by blood flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Douglas Ray Hayman, Peter Gregory Davis, Maria De Jesus Sanson, Komonn Lim Reedy, Todd Jeffrey Hewitt
  • Patent number: 8486046
    Abstract: A catheter used for treatment of complex vasculature, such as a bifurcated aneurysm, is provided with an inflatable balloon at a distal portion thereof. The shape, location and material of the inflatable balloon are selected such that when inflated, the balloon conforms to the shape of the complex vasculature, or at least a portion thereof, without appreciably deforming the vessel walls. In this manner, the balloon can be used to control flow in the vasculature, for example occluding a selected branch of the vasculature during introduction of material in order concentrate the material and minimize its disbursement by blood flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Douglas Ray Hayman, Peter Gregory Davis, Maria De Jesus Sanson, Komonn Lim Reedy, Todd Jeffrey Hewitt
  • Patent number: 8235941
    Abstract: A catheter used for treatment of complex vasculature, such as a bifurcated aneurysm, is provided with an inflatable balloon at a distal portion thereof. The shape, location and material of the inflatable balloon are selected such that when inflated, the balloon conforms to the shape of the complex vasculature, or at least a portion thereof, without appreciably deforming the vessel walls. In this manner, the balloon can be used to control flow in the vasculature, for example occluding a selected branch of the vasculature during introduction of material in order concentrate the material and minimize its disbursement by blood flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Douglas Ray Hayman, Peter Gregory Davis, Maria De Jesus Sanson, Komonn Lim Reedy, Todd Jeffrey Hewitt
  • Publication number: 20110310026
    Abstract: The described embodiments allow for the selection of content in a touch screen display. The method includes detecting a single tap on a word of text in a text editing field in a touch screen, and responsive to the single tap selecting the word of text in whole. In another embodiment additional content can be selected. Contact with selected content displayed in a touch screen can be detected. The contact with the touch screen can be detected moving in a direction along the selected content. Additional content is selected by selecting a word of text adjacent to the selected content being contacted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Shawna Julie Davis, Peter G. Chin, Tirthankar Sengupta, Priyanka Singhal, Benjamin F. Carter, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Patent number: 8066667
    Abstract: A catheter used for treatment of complex vasculature, such as a bifurcated aneurysm, is provided with an inflatable balloon at a distal portion thereof. The shape, location and material of the inflatable balloon are selected such that when inflated, the balloon conforms to the shape of the complex vasculature, or at least a portion thereof, without appreciably deforming the vessel walls. In this manner, the balloon can be used to control flow in the vasculature, for example occluding a selected branch of the vasculature during introduction of material in order concentrate the material and minimize its disbursement by blood flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Micro Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Ray Hayman, Peter Gregory Davis, Maria De Jesus Sanson, Komonn Lim Reedy, Todd Jeffrey Hewitt
  • Publication number: 20110245802
    Abstract: A catheter used for treatment of complex vasculature, such as a bifurcated aneurysm, is provided with an inflatable balloon at a distal portion thereof. The shape, location and material of the inflatable balloon are selected such that when inflated, the balloon conforms to the shape of the complex vasculature, or at least a portion thereof, without appreciably deforming the vessel walls. In this manner, the balloon can be used to control flow in the vasculature, for example occluding a selected branch of the vasculature during introduction of material in order concentrate the material and minimize its disbursement by blood flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Douglas Ray Hayman, Peter Gregory Davis, Maria De Jesus Sanson, Komonn Lim Reedy, Todd Jeffrey Hewitt
  • Publication number: 20110239153
    Abstract: A pointer tool in a touch-screen display is disclosed. The method includes activating a pointer tool in a touch screen display in response to contact with an area of the touch screen and persisting the displaying of the pointer tool in the touch screen display after the contact with the touch screen is removed. Once editing data is received, the pointer tool is removed from the touch screen display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin F. Carter, Priyanka Singhal, Shawna Julie Davis, Tirthankar Sengupta, Jeffrey Cheng-Yao Fong, Ryan Terry Bickel, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Publication number: 20090270989
    Abstract: Spinal implants are disclosed that can be used for annular repair, facet unloading, disc height preservation, disc decompression, or for sealing a portal through which a nucleus implant was placed. In some embodiments, an implant is placed within the intervertebral disc space, primarily within the region of the annulus fibrosus. In some embodiments, the implant is expandable. In some embodiments, the implant has a sealing tail structure comprising a tail flange and a linkage. In some embodiments, the sealing tail structure limits the extrusion or expulsion of disc material, either annulus fibrosus or nucleus, into the posterior region of the spine where it could impinge on nerves. In some embodiments, the tail structure is retained in place within the annulus fibrosus by means of an anchor. In some embodiments, the anchor is constructed from multiple components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: Magellan Spine Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Scott Conner, Jay A. Lenker, Khoi Nguyen, Jeffrey J. Valko, Matthew Scott Lake, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Publication number: 20090171461
    Abstract: Spinal implants are disclosed that can be used for annular repair, facet unloading, disc height preservation, disc decompression, or for sealing a portal through which a nucleus an intervertebral implant was placed. In some embodiments, an implant is placed within the intervertebral disc space, primarily within the region of the annulus fibrosus. In some embodiments, the implant is expandable. In some embodiments, the implant has a sealing tail structure comprising a tail flange and a linkage. In some embodiments, the sealing tail structure limits the extrusion or expulsion of disc material, either annulus fibrosus or nucleus, into the posterior region of the spine where it could impinge on nerves. In some embodiments, the tail structure is retained in place within the annulus fibrosus by means of an anchor. In some embodiments, the anchor is constructed from multiple components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Magellan Spine Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Scott CONNER, Jay A. Lenker, Khoi Nguyen, Jeffrey J. Valko, Matthew Scott Lake, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Publication number: 20090149959
    Abstract: Spinal implants are disclosed that can be used for annular repair, facet unloading, disc height preservation, disc decompression, or for sealing a portal through which an intervertebral implant was placed. In some embodiments, an implant is placed within the intervertebral disc space, primarily within the region of the annulus fibrosus. In some embodiments, the implant is expandable. In some embodiments, the implant has a sealing tail structure comprising a tail flange and a linkage. In some embodiments, the sealing tail structure limits the extrusion or expulsion of disc material, either annulus fibrosus or nucleus, into the posterior region of the spine where it could impinge on nerves. In some embodiments, the tail structure is retained in place within the annulus fibrosus by means of an anchor. In some embodiments, the anchor is constructed from multiple components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: Magellan Spine Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Scott Conner, Jay A. Lenker, Khoi Nguyen, Jeffrey J. Valko, Matthew Scott Lake, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Publication number: 20090138084
    Abstract: Spinal implants are disclosed that can be used for annular repair, facet unloading, disc height preservation, disc decompression, or for sealing a portal through which an intervertebral implant was placed. In some embodiments, an implant is placed within the intervertebral disc space, primarily within the region of the annulus fibrosus. In some embodiments, the implant is expandable. In some embodiments, the implant has a sealing tail structure comprising a tail flange and a linkage. In some embodiments, the sealing tail structure limits the extrusion or expulsion of disc material, either annulus fibrosus or nucleus, into the posterior region of the spine where it could impinge on nerves. In some embodiments, the tail structure is retained in place within the annulus fibrosus by means of an anchor. In some embodiments, the anchor is constructed from multiple components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: Magellan Spine Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Scott CONNER, Jay A. Lenker, Khoi Nguyen, Jeffrey J. Valko, Matthew Scott Lake, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Publication number: 20090138015
    Abstract: Spinal implants are disclosed that can be used for annular repair, facet unloading, disc height preservation, disc decompression, or for sealing a portal through which an intervertebral implant was placed. In some embodiments, an implant is placed within the intervertebral disc space, primarily within the region of the annulus fibrosus. In some embodiments, the implant is expandable. In some embodiments, the implant has a sealing tail structure comprising a tail flange and a linkage. In some embodiments, the sealing tail structure limits the extrusion or expulsion of disc material, either annulus fibrosus or nucleus, into the posterior region of the spine where it could impinge on nerves. In some embodiments, the tail structure is retained in place within the annulus fibrosus by means of an anchor. In some embodiments, the anchor is constructed from multiple components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: Magellan Spine Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Scott CONNER, Jay A. Lenker, Khoi Nguyen, Jeffrey J. Valko, Matthew Scott Lake, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Publication number: 20040085370
    Abstract: A mobile device contains a dedicated key for switching between input modes. A special key code is assigned to that key. If a user presses the dedicated key, that key code is generated and passed to the operating system of the mobile device. In response, a shell determines what the current input mode is and instructs an Input Method Manager to switch the input mode from the current input mode to a “next” input mode. Each available input mode may be identified in an Input Mode Table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Maurizio Cibelli, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Publication number: 20030060756
    Abstract: A catheter used for treatment of complex vasculature, such as a bifurcated aneurysm, is provided with an inflatable balloon at a distal portion thereof. The shape, location and material of the inflatable balloon are selected such that when inflated, the balloon conforms to the shape of the complex vasculature, or at least a portion thereof, without appreciably deforming the vessel walls. In this manner, the balloon can be used to control flow in the vasculature, for example occluding a selected branch of the vasculature during introduction of material in order concentrate the material and minimize its disbursement by blood flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventors: Douglas Ray Hayman, Peter Gregory Davis, Maria De Jesus Sanson, Komonn Lim Reedy, Todd Jeffrey Hewitt
  • Patent number: 5732964
    Abstract: A user-propelled walking apparatus comprising a frame assembly having a pair of front wheels and a pair of rear wheels. The pair of front wheels are maintained substantially parallel to one another. An upper body and seat assembly having a seat and a movable torso support unit is mounted to the frame assembly. The movable torso support unit is allowed to rotate or pivot. The rotation or pivoting movement of the movable torso support unit is connected to a mechanical transmission for controlling steering which controls the direction of the front wheels. A gait guide system comprising a pair of independent gait guides attached to the frame assembly to limit the movement of the user's feet. Each of the gait guides includes an elongate rail pivotally connected to the frame assembly. A sleeve is slidably mounted on the elongate rail and a shoe bracket is pivotally connected to the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: Magic Walker, L.C.
    Inventors: Kimberly Elizabeth Durham, Edwin Alphonso, Jinqiu Chen, Peter Gregory Davis, John T. R. Dillon, III, Dona M. Kambeyanda, Yashdeep Kumar, Thanigaivel Ashwin Raj, Michael James Rosen